ALLAH (GOD) BREATHED HIS SPIRIT INTO MAN
After trying to resolve the issue of how red is perceived inside the brain, how the sound of pleasant music is interpreted differently from chewing a steak and why even the most detailed MRI provides no evidence regarding the interpretation mechanism involved, Jeffrey M. Schwartz, a neuroscientist and research professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, goes on to ask the following important question:
...why would studying brain mechanisms, even down to the molecular level, ever provide an answer to those questions?
The answer is this: Because the answer to the interpreting mechanism is not in the brain at all. It is impossible to come by the answers to questions regarding this mechanism by studying human cells, examining neurons or performing research at the molecular level. That is because what causes a person to perceive the outside world is not inside the human body. It is something outside the brain, neurons, cells or electric signals. It is the soul bestowed on us by Almighty Allah.
Reveals Allah in one verse:
… then [He] formed him and breathed His Spirit into him and gave you hearing, sight and hearts. What little thanks you show! (Surat as-Sajda, 9)
People who fail to understand that it is the soul that perceives, and that it is independent of matter, are making a very important mistake: They face the possibility that the images they see exist on a screen in their brains. Yet when we consider that there is a screen in our brains on which the outside world exists, we also have no choice but to admit the existence of a little man watching that screen. And there must be another little man watching the screen in the brain of the first, and so on. But there is no screen and no other little man watching the events on it in the brain. The human brain is pitch black and silent. There is nothing there but neurons made up of proteins and electric signals moving very swiftly back and forth. It is impossible for those electric signals to see a flower, smell it, touch it, delight in it, see a ship sailing in the distance or enjoy the taste of a strawberry--all in a piece of flesh. It is impossible for them to experience a prolonged period of enjoyment of an orchestral symphony. It is obviously not electrical signals that produce such a lively, bustling, brightly colored, vivid, three-dimensional and perfectly sharp world. And there is also no doubt that it is not electric signals that cause one to rejoice or grieve, to feel excitement or concern, to remember and feel happy, or to miss someone and satisfy that longing. Even if the world’s most renowned professors were to work together, as Jeffrey M. Schwartz says, they still would not find this perception mechanism anywhere in the brain.
The self-conscious entity that says “I see” the images and “I hear” the sounds in the brain is the soul given to man by Allah. This is the reality that the materialist mindset is most unwilling of all to see revealed. The soul sees without the need for eyes, touches without the need for hands, hears without the need for ears, smells without the need for a nose and tastes without the need for a mouth. The soul is the only answer to the question of “who does the perceiving?” which scientists have been trying to resolve for years. Allah constantly shows images to the human soul and, day and night, whether in this world or in dreams, creates a whole world for them. Everything in that world has a perfect and flawless appearance. So much so that it is very difficult for us to realize that the sharp image and sensation of depth in front of us consists merely of an illusion and has no connection with the real outside world. This is the flawless, matchless, glorious work of our Almighty Lord, Who has the power to create infinite worlds in an area just a few centimeters in size whenever He chooses.
He is Allah – the Creator, the Maker, the Giver of Form. To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Everything in the heavens and Earth glorifies Him. He is the Almighty, the All-Wise. (Surat al-Hashr, 24)
A flawless image forms in our brains because Allah so wills. There are smells there because He so wills and we listen to and enjoy immaculate music because He so wishes. We also feel and recognize things by touching them because Allah so wills. The food we eat has flavor because that is what Allah wills. A whole world emerges in the human mind from nothing at Allah’s command. Our Lord creates a world from nothing in a person’s mind that belongs to that person alone, that only he can see and recognize. This world is not the outside world. It is impossible to have direct contact with the world outside. It is impossible, unless Allah so wills, for anyone to have direct experience of a world created for someone else. One can only live in and watch a world created for oneself alone by Allah. It is impossible to step outside it. In another verse, Allah reveals:
They will ask you about the Spirit. Say: “The Spirit is one of the commands of my Lord. You have only been given a little knowledge.” (Surat al-Isra’, 85)
i Jeffrey M. Schwartz, Sharon Begley, The Mind and The Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force, Regan Books, 2003, p. 27
A Perfect Design Of Leaves: Pores
There is a perfect design present in every square millimeter of every leaf, an object which we usually consider, at first glance, as being ordinary, "garden variety." Pores, which are one of the essential structures of plants, are a key part of this design. These microscopic holes (pores) that exist on the leaves are responsible for facilitating the transfer of water and heat as well as obtaining carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, a gas which is necessary for photosynthesis. In addition, pores have a structure capable of opening and closing themselves when necessary.
Another interesting feature of the pores is that they are mostly located on the bottom of the leaves. In this way, the harmful effects of the sun's rays on the leaves are kept to a minimum. If the pores, which discharge the water of the plant, were densely present on the upper surface, then they would be exposed to sunlight for long periods of time. In such a case, the pores would continuously let out water in order to prevent the plant from dying of heat. Consequently, due to excessive water loss, the plant would wither away and die. Allah, Who has created everything in a perfect and complete way, created the pores as an exclusive design for plants and thus prevented them from suffering harm due to water loss.
The pores, which are located in pairs on the surface tissue of leaves, are shaped like beans. The concave position of the opposite pores adjusts the openings of the pores that maintain the gas transmission between the leaf and the atmosphere. These openings, which are called pore openings, vary according to the conditions of the environment (light, moisture, temperature, carbon dioxide level) and the internal situation of the plant, especially regarding water. The water and gas transmission of the plant are adjusted by the pores' openings getting larger or smaller.
There are very delicate details in the structure of these pores which have been designed by taking all the effects of the outside environment into consideration. We all know that the conditions of the outside environment are subject to continuous change: the moisture and gas ratio, the temperature and the air quality… But the pores of leaves can adapt to all these factors.
This system in plants, as in other systems too, can function only if all the parts are present together. Therefore, it is definitely beyond the realm of possibility for the pores of plants to have come into being through evolutionary coincidences. Allah created the pores with their very exclusive structures, and especially designed them to serve their purposes.
DARWINISTS' LATEST DESPERATE EFFORTS TO KEEP THE DINO-BIRD DECEPTION ALIVE
Darwinists have once again begun raising claims that have already been answered in order to deny the enormous rout suffered by their dino-bird claims. They have been in a terrible panic, especially in recent days when evolution is going through its death throes, and have set about looking for a series of new methods of deception for the sake of propping Darwinism up. The latest instance of these concern a dinosaur fossil discovered in China and that has recently been reported in certain sections of the press. Darwinists are repeating the same hollow myths and reiterating the error that the fossil in question supposedly represents evidence for evolution.
Statements regarding the invalidity of the claim in question are as follows:
The fossil, known as Limusaurus inextricabilis, has short arms and three-toed claws. Darwinist paleontologists, who maintain that the fossil also has a small finger protrusion, are trying to herald this as a fourth finger and, as always, to use this characteristic as a tool of Darwinist propaganda. They claim that although “for some reason” this life form HAD NO FEATHERS (which could not possibly have existed anyway), because of this 1 cm bone in question it constitutes a potential transition from 5-toed dinosaurs to 3-toed birds.
But this is a classic Darwinist deception.
As we have already made clear in many other instances, Darwinists are experts when it comes to inventing speculation about different structures in a fossil. They use an anatomical imperfection, a broken bone or even a perfect organ in a fossilized life form as propaganda tools for Darwinist accounts. It will be useful to recall the Darwinist speculation about the Coelacanth as perhaps the most striking example of this. All the conjecture about the fossil was totally demolished as a result of the capture of a great many living Coelacanths. Darwinists chose to retreat into a profound silence in the face of this humiliation, as with all Darwinist deceptions that are proved to be frauds.
Darwinists are now provocatively attempting to use a single bone protrusion in a dinosaur fossil of which we can never examine living specimens as a vehicle for Darwinist propaganda. The fact is, however, that Limusaurus inextricabilis is a flawless terrestrial life form with a perfect anatomy. It exhibits no transitional form characteristics. All its limbs and structures are flawless. As we have many times made clear, if Darwinists want to produce intermediate fossil evidence, then the life forms they produce must be similar to these:
As living things turned, according to Darwinism, into ever more imaginary forms, anatomical abnormalities must have arisen. There must have been billions of such monstrous life forms, and we should keep digging up their fossil remains everywhere. But since these do not exist, Darwinists despairingly take a bone in a fossil, reshape it and call it transitional fossil. Yet the fossils they propose all belong to perfect, immaculate and flawless life forms.
As we have also clarified before, there is no question of a transition between terrestrial life forms and birds. The anatomic structures of terrestrial life forms and birds are completely different and any change in this perfect anatomical harmony can only prove fatal. The claim regarding the origin of birds that Darwinists have been making for so many years has had new frauds added onto it in the example of Limusaurus inextricabilis. Darwinists have fantastically attempted to equate the fossil with a bird, decided that the dinosaur should have feathers and then resorted to new tactics when no such thing was encountered in the fossil in question. When no feathers were found, they had no compunction about using such expressions as “the dinosaur’s body MAY HAVE BEEN covered in feathers.” The aim here is to launch a dinosaur that lived millions of years in the past as a transitional fossil using speculation and sophistry. (It also needs to be made clear at this point that the idea of the “feathered dinosaur” that Darwinists have brought up so many times before is totally fantastical. It has been shown that the structures described as feathers are completely different and that the fossils so heralded are false.)
The recent discovery of other findings that totally demolish all claims regarding the passage from dinosaurs to birds, the realization that dinosaurs had a totally different pelvic bone structure to that of birds, the bone being totally unsuited to flight, and that their totally different femur bones in particular made any such transition completely impossible utterly repudiate the Darwinist claim on the subject. In addition, this has been openly admitted by Darwinist scientists. This perfectly preserved fossil has been deliberately brought up in an attempt to neutralize this huge Darwinist collapse admitted even by Darwinists themselves and with the aim of making people to forget this defeat. The fact is, however, that Darwinist frauds just make Darwinists more ridiculous with every passing day. But Darwinists have a problem with admitting this fact.
The Limusaurus inextricabilis fraud has taken its place as yet another embarrassment in the history of Darwinism. Similar Darwinist falsehoods are still published in various popular publications by the Darwinist dictatorship that is unwilling to accept defeat. But through the works of Harun Yahya the global rout of Darwinism has been made plain for all to see. Allah created the universe and all the living things in it within a perfect harmony and brings each one into being separately. Allah shows, with His glorious works and evidence, that chance can play no role in the creation of life. Our advice to Darwinists is that they accept the fact of Creation, which is well known to everyone else, and stop making claims that have already been rebutted.
Darwinism is the root of terrorism, Islam is the antidote - 09.02.2009
The Tehran Times, Iran’s first English-language daily, published an interview given by Adnan Oktar to Kourosh Ziabari on 9 February, 2009. The paper, which attracts more than 10,000 visitors to its web site every day is one of the main sources the international press rely on for news out of Iran. The interview published in the paper appeared under the title "Harun Yahya: Darwinism is the root of terrorism, Islam is the antidote." Mr. Adnan Oktar's reply to a question about the reasons for the moral collapse taking place in the 21st century read:
Muslims are generally unaware where the troubles are coming from. In fact, people in the world as a whole are unaware of the essence of the matter. When I investigated it I saw that Darwinism lay at the root of all this suffering, trouble, violence and pain as there would be no materialism without Darwinism.
Darwinism is essential for materialist philosophy and without materialism there can be no communism, fascism, imperialism, savage capitalism, nor immorality nor terror. These are all inter-related, but because people are ignorant of that, they fail to grasp the importance of the intellectual struggle against Darwinism.
“Why is it so important, why do you concentrate on it so much?” they say. Atheism is active right across the world, hurting and literally damning people. But they do not look for the root cause. Yet Darwinism is the foundation of irreligiousness, of all atheist ideologies, and thus of all these troubles. I have gone right to the root of the matter and struck at the root of atheism in my work. It is this that lies at the heart of Darwinists’ own suffering and the savagery in the materialist universe. In other words, by Allah’s leave, I have severed the jugular, the main artery of atheism. As Darwinism has collapsed, materialists have of course lost their respect for their own beliefs. It is no longer possible for people to be materialists. That is why, if Muslims want to fight atheism, they must wage an intellectual struggle against the religion of atheism.
They can make use of the www.harunyahya.com web site for that. They can download all the books, documentaries and articles on the site free of charge and make use of them. They must raise their own knowledge, understanding, culture and reveal the invalidity of Darwinism one by one with scientific evidence. You will then see that all these problems you listed will disappear. The truth will come and falsehood will vanish, insha’Allah.
Guantanamo guard becomes a Muslim / Newsweek / 23.03.2009
The story of a guard who became a Muslim while working at Guantanamo appeared in Newsweek magazine
Newsweek magazine covered the story of a guard who became a Muslim while working at Guantanamo, which came to symbolize human rights violations under the Bush Administration. Twenty-five-year-old Terry Holdbrooks spent a year as a military guard at the base. Holdbrooks said that he witnessed the torture and psychological pressure inflicted on inmates, and that he talked to some of them at night, which is how he became acquainted with the Moroccan Ahmed Errachidi. Holdbrooks said he learned about Islam from him, and decided to convert to Islam.
200 million years old
5.5 centimeters (2.2 in)
Conningsby Quarry, Scunthorpe, Humberside, UK
Upper Sinemurian, Jurassic
Today's twin-shelled bivalves are identical to those that lived 200 million years ago. Like all other living things, bivalves have retained the same features and have remained unchanged ever since the day of their creation.
The Acceptor of Repentance
Except for those who repent, put things right, and make things clear. I turn toward them. I am the Ever-Returning , the Most Merciful. ( Surat al-Baqara, 160)
As stated earlier, humanity was created ignorant and ungrateful, and therefore is vulnerable to sins, mistakes, and weaknesses. This aside, Satan constantly tempts people and strives to plant vain desires and deviance in them. Yet, no matter how great one's mistakes and sins are, there is always a way out: sincere repentance and His ensuing forgiveness. For this reason, we should never lose hope, regardless of what we have done. In the Qur'an, Allah states:
Say: “My servants, you who have transgressed against yourselves, do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Truly Allah forgives all wrong actions. He is the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.” ( Surat az-Zumar, 53)
Meanwhile, there is a very important point we need to keep in mind:
Allah only accepts the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and then quickly repent after doing it. Allah turns toward such people. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. There is no repentance for people who persist in doing evil until death comes to them and who then say: “Now I repent,” nor for people who die as unbelievers. We have prepared for them a painful punishment. ( Surat an-Nisa', 17-18)
Clearly, Allah accepts the repentance of His sincere servants, for their regret and commitment to abandon their sinful behavior is real. Even clearer is the fact that the death-bed repentance of an unbeliever is meaningless. The Qur'an gives the example of the Pharaoh's insincere repentance:
We brought the tribe of Israel across the sea, and Pharaoh and his troops pursued them out of tyranny and enmity. Then, when he was on the point of drowning, he said: “I believe that there is no deity but Him in whom the tribe of Israel believe. I am one of the Muslims.” What, now! When previously you rebelled and were one of the corrupters? (Surah Yunus, 90-91)
And also toward the three who were left behind, so that when the land became narrow for them, for all its great breadth, and their own selves became constricted for them and they realized that there was no refuge from Allah except in Him, He turned to them so that they might turn to Him. Allah is the Ever-Returning, the Most Merciful. ( Surat at-Tawba, 118)
Were it not for Allah's favor to you and His mercy … and that Allah is Ever-Returning, All-Wise. ( Surat an-Nur, 10)
JEWS' BELIEFS AND SECURITY ARE UNDER OUR GUARANTEE
What He Said
Albaghdadi TV, April 30-2008
Within the secular system, I am for the propagation of the religion, of Islam; people living by it. I think this will mean everyone being at peace, because there are also atheists in society AND JEWS AND CHRISTIANS. AND THEY ALL HAVE RIGHTS. THEY ARE ALSO FIRST-CLASS CITIZENS
, and there are even various sects. There are Alawites, for instance, and Jaferites, and they are all our brothers. We feel a profound love for them all and cannot accept their being wronged in any way. I regard them all, Alawite and Jaferite, as one, I mean all as brothers. Only People of the Book. The people of the Book as set out in the Qur’an. But they are also our brothers in the Qur’an, our friends. They, too, have rights. We must live alongside them in bonds of love and friendship.
Indonesia Antara News Agency, September 16-2008
In the Golden Age, will there be the kind of environment in which, as in the ideal Islamic model under the Ottoman Empire five hundred years ago, everyone, believers or non-believers, Christians and the People of the Book, can all live together in peace?
Yes, yes. Particularly in that form. THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK, Christians, Armenians, the Orthodox, Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Orthodox Jews, atheists, Freemasons and Buddhists will all LIVE IN PEACE, SAFETY AND COMPLETE SECURITY,
in economic well-being and as friends and brothers.
Sabah, February 4-2009
Erdoğan addressed Jewish citizens, saying: “There has never been any anti-Semitism at any time in this country’s history... I spoke to the honorary president of the community on the phone and told him, ‘Call me the moment you have a problem and we can talk at once.” THEIR [THE JEWISH CITIZENS’] SECURITY AND BELIEFS ARE UNDER OUR GUARANTEE. EVERY MEMBER OF THIS COUNTRY IS A FIRST-CLASS CITIZEN, IRRESPECTIVE OF RELIGION, RACE OR LANGUAGE.”
LOVE OF ALLAH
Love is one of the greatest blessings that Allah gives to people. Allah has created people in such a way that they enjoy being loved and loving others. The true source of love in the believers’ hearts is their profound love of Allah. Believers love Allah greatly and, at every moment, strive to gain His love and good pleasure. Whoever loves Allah also loves His creations, feels compassion and mercy for them.
This site seeks to remind people of the importance of feeling love toward our Lord, and the importance of Allah’s love toward His creations and the believers, as well as to demonstrate that the lack of love, which is a sign of those who deny His existence, is a great catastrophe and punishment.
WHAT DARWINISTS FAIL TO CONSIDER
This book's purpose is to reveal those matters that Darwinists fail to reflect on. By so doing, they have declared war on the fact of creation. They attribute the complexity and beauty exhibited in all their magnificence at every point in the universe to change, simply to deny the existence of Allah. They have no qualms about maintaining that unconsciousness and random events gave rise to consciousness, reason, order, understanding and beauty. This book reveals those matters that they heedlessly ignore, or which they claim that the theory of evolution fully explains but without ever entering into details. This book shows how their theory is actually unproven, despairing and in a helpless position in all areas.
Just as an Earthquake Cannot Improve a City, Neither Are Mutations Advantageous to Develop Living Things
Mutations are caused by random changes in the DNA in which all the information concerning the human body's characteristics is encoded. Mutations occur due to outside agents such as radiation or chemicals. Evolutionists maintain that such random genetic changes can cause living things to evolve. The fact is, though, that mutations are always harmful to living things, do not develop them, and can never endow them with any new functional features (such as wings or lungs, for instance). Mutations either kill or deform the afflicted organism. To claim that mutations improve a species and endow it with new advantages is like claiming that an earthquake can make a city more advanced and modern, or that striking a computer with a hammer will result in a more advanced model. Indeed, no mutation has ever been observed to increase-much less improve-genetic information.